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Chilean Government Handed UFO Files To U.S.

From: Scott Corrales <lornis1@juno.com>
Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2001 08:40:07 -0500
Fwd Date: Tue, 20 Feb 2001 10:39:27 -0500
Subject: Chilean Government Handed UFO Files To U.S.

Chile: Chilean Gov't Turned Over Secret UFO Files to U.S.

Source: Agence France Presse
Date: Sunday, February 18, 2001 10:48 PM

Chilean Government Turned Over Secret UFO Files To U.S.

Santiago, Feb 18 (AFP-NA)-- The Chilean Air Force (FACH) turned
over secret information regarding UFO sightings to the U.S.
Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) according to statements issued
in Santiago on Sunday by Ovnivision, an organization composed of
researchers of this phenomenon.

Documents declassified by the DIA include sightings recorded in
Arica, Iquique, Antofagasta and Charanal in northern Chile, as
well as the area of Mininco in the south and the Chlean
Antarctic, according to the organization's web page.

The United States, according to Ovnivision, posesses documents
with similar cases in other Latin American countries.

The reports were prepared by USAF Colonel Hubert Brandon and
cover a 30 year period beginning in 1950 and, according to the
source, it cannot be ruled that a similar exchange of
information continues "at the present time."

"The Chilean Air Force has repeatedly stated, to the point of
exhaustion, that there are no UFO files," adds the electronic
publication, recalling the words of Gen. Ricardo Bermudez,
president of the Comité de Estudio de Fenómenos Aéreos Anómalos,
during the last International Air and Space Fair (FIDAE) held in
Santiago in March 2000